Famous songwriter helps education startup get off the ground

Mark-Radice-PerformsThree-time Emmy nominee and Sesame Street songwriter Mark Radice performs at the SoKnox Studios Grand Opening on April 8, 2014. Photo courtesy Cathy Vangieri.

Children’s Media Studio has debuted the release of their new Christmas album, Sing And Spell Christmas Sing-Along, presenting nine classic Christmas favorites and two new original songs, with featured arrangements by Mark Radice, the three-time Emmy-nominated composer who has written songs for Sesame Street, Elmo’s Christmas Countdown, The Jim Henson Hour and The Muppets at Walt Disney World. Children’s Media Studios released all of the music videos for viewing on their YouTube channel, with complimentary holiday coloring pages also offered on their website.

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Beyonce to release deluxe edition cd with new songs

Beyonce just announced that she is releasing a 4-disc “Platinum Edition” of last year’s self-titled album. The new edition is due November 24,2014 and will have the two brand new songs “7/11” and “Ring Off” as well as four remixes! The remixes include recently released remix “Flawless” featuring Nicki Minaj. The 4-disc edition will also include a DVD of Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.

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Beyonce performing on her world tour in 2014.

Over the weekend, there was a fake music industry memo leaked that announced a Beyonce sequel that would include 11 new tracks; however, as of now this is all but true.

Check out Beyonce’s song “Mine” featuring Drake from Beyonce’s self-titled album in 2013. Feel free to sing along!

Beyonce gorgeous in her latest selfie

Bey-RoseQueen “B” is at it again! All the gossip and rumors about Beyonce’s marriage, photoshopped pictures, and possible new pregnancy haven’t seemed to phase her one bit…. Over the weekend Beyonce posted a picture on her personal Instagram account with seemingly no makeup on her face and wearing nothing but a rose crown on her head! This is the second time this year that Beyonce has posted a “no makeup selfie”. Could she be responding to all the backlash she has been getting for her possibly photoshopping other pictures on Instagram? The reasons don’t seem to be quite clear!

However, Beyonce does look simply beautiful in her selfie with no makeup on. The pop star seems to still be at the top of her game at the age of 33!


What do you guys think? Does “Queen B” still have the same appeal as she did in 2003 when she released the single “Dangerously in Love” ? Beyonce released the single just a year after departing from the famous girl- group “Destiny’s Child”. The song propelled Beyonce into a solo star as it became a worldwide hit! Doing some karaoke to “Dangerously in Love” is SURE to turn up your Monday!

Pregnant and Proud: Christina Aguilera poses nude happily showing off her baby-bump

Aguilera bares it all for pregnancy photo shoot (Photo: courtesy of Brian Bowen Smith and VMagazine.com)

Aguilera bares it all for pregnancy photo shoot (Photo: courtesy of Brian Bowen Smith and VMagazine.com)

Christina Aguilera has never been ashamed to show off what her mamma gave her, but in a recent photo shoot for an online magazine the glamorous pop-star took a no-shame, no-clothes approach to flaunting the natural beauty of pregnancy.

Though it’s been done before (then again after that, and again after that), the 33-year-old buxom blonde took to the buff to bravely bare her baby bump (say that five times fast) as part of a shoot for VMagazine.com. Aguilera is no stranger to the stresses that pregnancy places on the female body as this will be her second child, and she has no qualms about displaying it for all to see.

“As a woman, I’m proud to embrace my body through all stages of life,” she said in the accompanying article, “staying fearless and confident in surrendering to the unknowns the future has in store.”

The four-time Grammy winner joins an elite list of fellow famous mommies who have also bared it all for photo shoots while expecting. In 1999, a very pregnant Cindy Crawford graced the cover of W magazine. Following her were Britney Spears (2006, Harper’s Bazaar), and Jessica Simpson in 2012 (Elle). They all, however, follow in the footsteps of actress Demi Moore’s famous 1991 Vanity Fair cover, which raised eyebrows 23 years ago this month.

(Photo: courtesy of vanityfair.com)

(Photo: courtesy of vanityfair.com)

Lollapalooza, The Home Game: 2014 webcast schedule announced!

Lollapalooza 2014 is set to rock Chicago Aug. 1-3 (Photo: courtesy of travelgrom.com)

Lollapalooza 2014 is set to rock Chicago Aug. 1-3 (Photo: courtesy of travelgrom.com)

One of the biggest music festivals of the year starts in two days. Lollapalooza 2014 will rock the city of Chicago August 1-3 with some of the biggest names in the music industry. Bands and artists such as CHVRCHES, Arctic Monkeys, Eminem, Outkast, and Lorde are sure to thrill the thousands who will gather in Chicago’s Grant Park, rain or shine, but you can enjoy the performances from the comfort of your own home.

Let’s face it, not all of us have the time, money, or leeway with our bosses needed to just pick up and fly to Chicago for a 3-day weekend (plus Monday for some much needed recuperation). No problem! Many of this year’s performances will be streaming live on Redbull.tv. Maybe watching from home isn’t the same as being there in person to drink in the atmosphere and positive vibes, but it’s a close second for those who don’t want to miss their favorite artists performing live.

You can see the full schedule here or go straight to Redbull.tv and set up reminders so that you don’t miss a minute of the action from your favorite performers.

Toby Keith Rake$ it in! Edges out Taylor Swift as highest paid country star 2 years running.

Keith's abilities as both an entertainer and a business owner make him the highest paid country music star in the world (Photo: courtesy of musicrow.com)

Keith’s abilities as both an entertainer and a business owner make him the highest paid country music star in the world (Photo: courtesy of musicrow.com)

Toby Keith reigns as the king of country for the second year in a row according to Forbes. For two years straight, Keith has topped the financial magazine’s annual list as the highest paid superstar in country music, raking in an astounding $65 million this year alone. Even more impressive is the fact that the crooner has earned an estimated $335 over the past six years. Nice!

Keith’s success isn’t tied solely to his skills as a musician, however, as his entrepreneurial side has greatly impacted his estimated wealth. Not only does the “Big Dog” own his own record label (Show Dog-Universal), but he has also enjoyed both a longtime partnership with auto-industry giant Ford and a successful run in the food/beverage industry. Keith owns a successful chain of restaurants, appropriately named I Love This Bar and Grill, along with Wild Shot Mezcal, his own line of premium alcohol. The moral of the story? Do what you know.

Running an extremely close second to Keith was the ever-popular Taylor Swift with a paltry $64 million. Aww… poor thing. Rounding out the top five were Kenny Chesney ($44M), Jason Aldean ($37M), and Luke Bryan ($34M). You can check out the full article here.

Also, make sure to check out both KaraokeOnVEVO and Sing-N-Share, where you can sing your favorite hits by Toby Keith and more of today’s hottest country artists… free!

Geek-Fueled Karaoke! Supernatural’s Comic-Con panel teases Demon Dean karaoke session

Jensen Ackles' character Dean will be singing a little demonic karaoke in the upcoming season of Supernatural (Photo: courtesy of spoilertv.com)

Jensen Ackles’ character Dean will be singing a little demonic karaoke in the upcoming season of Supernatural (Photo: courtesy of spoilertv.com)

July 24-27th marked this year’s geek paradise known as Comic-Con, where fantasy, sci-fi, and comic book lovers from all around the world come together and worship the ground that their favorite characters walk on. Filled with cosplay enthusiasts, booths displaying and selling anything a nerd-at-heart could possibly want, and Hollywood mega-stars from such films as The Hobbit, The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron, and Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Comic-Con 2014 undoubtedly induced nerd-gasms which are sure to satisfy until next year’s star-studded event.

One of geekdom’s most beloved television shows is The CW’s mainstay Supernatural. The show’s cast and crew graced this year’s convention-goers with their presence during a live panel discussion, during which they shared insights and teased the fans with snippets of what to expect in the show’s upcoming 10th season. One of teases let us in on the fact that Dean, one of the series’ main characters played by actor Jensen Ackles, will be treating us to a little demonic karaoke in the season premier.

According to TV Guide, Ackles informed attendees that  “Technically in the season opener there’s singing and music involved … and a little rump-shaking,” alluding to the fact that Demon Dean (Ackles’ character was possessed in an earlier episode) apparently likes to sing karaoke. I mean, who doesn’t, right?

Anyone else want to take stab as to what song Demon Dean will karaoke to? We don’t have too much longer before we find out. The 10th season of Supernatural premiers on October 7th at 9/8c on The CW.